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On determining the zenith angle dependence of the Martian radiation environment at Gale Crater altitudes

Wimmer-Schweingruber, Robert F. and Köhler, Jan and Hassler, Donald M. and Guo, Jingnan and Appel, Jan-Kristoffer and Zeitlin, Cary and Böhm, Eckart and Ehresmann, Bent and Lohf, Henning and Böttcher, Stephan I. and Burmeister, Sönke and Martin, Cesar and Kharytonov, Alexander and Brinza, David E. and Posner, Arik and Reitz, Günther and Matthiä, Daniel and Rafkin, Scott and Weigle, Gerald and Cucinotta, Francis (2015) On determining the zenith angle dependence of the Martian radiation environment at Gale Crater altitudes. Geophysical Research Letters, 42 (24), 10,557-10,564. Wiley. DOI: 10.1002/2015GL066664 ISSN 0094-8276

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2015GL066664

Abstract

We report the zenith angle dependence of the radiation environment at Gale Crater on Mars. This is the first determination of this dependence on another planet than Earth and is important for future human exploration of Mars and understanding radiation effects in the Martian regolith.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/103872/
Document Type:Article
Title:On determining the zenith angle dependence of the Martian radiation environment at Gale Crater altitudes
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Wimmer-Schweingruber, Robert F.Institute for Experimental and Applied Physics, University of Kiel, Kiel, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Köhler, JanInstitute for Experimental and Applied Physics, University of Kiel, Kiel, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Hassler, Donald M.Southwest Research Institute, Boulder, Colorado, USA and Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale, Paris XI-Paris Sud, Orsay, Orsay, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Guo, JingnanInstitute for Experimental and Applied Physics, University of Kiel, Kiel, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Appel, Jan-KristofferInstitute for Experimental and Applied Physics, University of Kiel, Kiel, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Zeitlin, CaryLockheed Martin IS and GS, Oakland, California, USAUNSPECIFIED
Böhm, EckartInstitute for Experimental and Applied Physics, University of Kiel, Kiel, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Ehresmann, BentSouthwest Research Institute, Boulder, Colorado, USAUNSPECIFIED
Lohf, HenningInstitute for Experimental and Applied Physics, University of Kiel, Kiel, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Böttcher, Stephan I.Institute for Experimental and Applied Physics, University of Kiel, Kiel, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Burmeister, SönkeInstitute for Experimental and Applied Physics, University of Kiel, Kiel, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Martin, CesarInstitute for Experimental and Applied Physics, University of Kiel, Kiel, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Kharytonov, AlexanderInstitute for Experimental and Applied Physics, University of Kiel, Kiel, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Brinza, David E.California Institute of Technology Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena California USAUNSPECIFIED
Posner, ArikNASA HQ Washington District of Columbia USAUNSPECIFIED
Reitz, GüntherDLR Institute of Aerospace Medicine Cologne GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Matthiä, DanielDLR Institute of Aerospace Medicine Cologne GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Rafkin, ScottSouthwest Research Institute Boulder Colorado USAUNSPECIFIED
Weigle, GeraldBig Head Endian Burden Kansas USAUNSPECIFIED
Cucinotta, FrancisDepartment of Health Physics and Diagnostic Services Las Vegas Nevada USAUNSPECIFIED
Date:December 2015
Journal or Publication Title:Geophysical Research Letters
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:42
DOI :10.1002/2015GL066664
Page Range:10,557-10,564
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:0094-8276
Status:Published
Keywords:Space radiation environment; Gale Crater; Curiosity; Mars surface radiation; MSL; zenith angle
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Science and Exploration
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben MSL-Radiation
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Radiation Biology
Deposited By: Kopp, Kerstin
Deposited On:27 Apr 2016 08:15
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:01

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